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5 Essential Facts to Know Before Officiating a Wedding in Alabama

The facts below cover all the important aspects of what requirements you need to meet to be able to legally officiate a wedding ceremony in Alabama.

1.

Who Can Officiate Weddings in Alabama?

This is the relevant exerpt from the Code of Alabama § 30-1-7 .

" (a) Generally. Marriages may be solemnized by any licensed minister of the gospel in regular communion with the Christian church or society of which the minister is a member; by an active or retired judge of the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, Court of Civil Appeals, any circuit court, or any district court within this state; by a judge of any federal court; or by an active or retired judge of probate. "

Basically, this means that as long as you are ordained through any church, you can officiate weddings.

2.

Are Online Ordinations Recognized in Alabama?

Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Alabama.

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3.

Is Government Registration Required to Officiate a Wedding in Alabama?

The Alabama Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Alabama to officiate a wedding.

4.

What Office Do I Register with Before Officiating a Wedding in Alabama?

The Alabama Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.

5.

What is the Minimum Legal Age to Officiate a Wedding in Alabama?

All Wedding Officiants in Alabama must be at least 18 years old.


Preparing to Officiate a Wedding in Alabama

As there is no officiant registration required in Alabama, once ordained your next step is to start preparing to officiate the wedding. If you have not officiated a wedding before, or it has been a while, check out our Alabama Officiant Ceremony Preparation page.


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